Hundreds of people marched in Washington state’s capital city to protest a police shooting that wounded two unarmed stepbrothers suspected of trying to steal beer from a grocery store.
OLYMPIA, WASHINGTON (AP) REPORT:
Olympia Officer Ryan Donald reported he was being assaulted with a skateboard early Thursday before the shooting that left Bryson Chaplin, 21, in serious condition and Andre Thompson, 24, in stable condition. Both were expected to survive.
Protesters rallied at a park Thursday afternoon, then marched about a mile to a building that houses police headquarters and City Hall, holding signs that read “Race is a Factor” and “We Are Grieving.” The crowd chanted “Black Lives Matter” and “No Justice, No Peace.”
The stepbrothers are black, and the officer is white, but Police Chief Ronnie Roberts said, “There’s no indication to me that race was a factor in this case at all.”